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Using Lightbox2
08-04-2014, 11:39 AM
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Using Lightbox2
Lightbox2, created by Lokesh Dhakar
Website: http://lokeshdhakar.com/projects/lightbox2

Lightbox is a small javascript library used to overlay images on top of the current page.

When I set it up it literally took 5 minutes. Really simple.


How to use
Step 1 - Load the Javascript and CSS

1) Download and unzip the latest version of Lightbox.
2) Look inside the js folder to find jquery-1.11.0.min.js and lightbox.min.js and load both of these files. Load jQuery first. So you want to put these in your <head> </head> tags on your webpage.

Code:
<script src="js/jquery-1.11.0.min.js"></script>
<script src="js/lightbox.min.js"></script>


Look inside the css folder to find lightbox.css and load it.

Code:
<link href="css/lightbox.css" rel="stylesheet" />

Look inside the img folder to find close.png, loading.gif, prev.png, and next.png. These files are used in lightbox.css. By default, lightbox.css will look for these images in a folder called img.

Step 2 - Turn it on

Add a data-lightbox attribute to any image link to activate Lightbox. For the value of the attribute, use a unique name for each image. For example:

Code:
<a href="img/image-1.jpg" data-lightbox="image-1" data-title="My caption">Image #1</a>

Optional: Add a data-title attribute if you want to show a caption.
If you have a group of related images that you would like to combine into a set, use the same data-lightbox attribute value for all of the images. For example:

Code:
<a href="img/image-2.jpg" data-lightbox="roadtrip">Image #2</a>
    <a href="img/image-3.jpg" data-lightbox="roadtrip">Image #3</a>
    <a href="img/image-4.jpg" data-lightbox="roadtrip">Image #4</a>


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